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Old 12 Aug 17, 12:19
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Thanks for the kind words SJ. Indeed it is fulfilling work.
Training is taken seriously by the Iraqi’s.
Outsiders who come in with preconceived ideas about Iraq, e.g., that Iraqi's are lazy
and who claim to have THE solution do not last long in this environment.
This is a thinking man's war: you need to be versatile in every course of action.
I've dealt with Iraqis in the past - mainly at their oil ministry - and they were far from lazy and always willing to learn things. They were however sometimes lacking in initiative but I put that down to the culture of fear that existed at the time (just before the first Gulf War when Saddam was at his height) and making a mistake was very risky to one's health so they always passed decisions upstairs when possible or otherwise made no decisions at all.
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Mosul was taken when less than 1000 ISIS routed three Iraq Army divisions. From what's in the news the 9 month fight to recapture Mosul cost Iraq 40% of its best soldiers.
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And what's so amazing is how much energy such lazy people will expend to get to Western Europe.
Rather than on fixing the problems they have at home...
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Rather than on fixing the problems they have at home...
Well given that the problem they have at home is how to avoiid being slaughtered or starving to death what would you choose clever clogs - doubtless safe, warm and we!! fed on your PC. and exceedingly smug.
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Its a business. The people under threat don't have the means to flee. The ones who migrate are the scammers, rip off artists and in many cases those who did the slaughtering. Australia had this problem when the lefty government weakened border protection and 800 boats carried 55000 illegals in record time. They all claimed horror stories which turned out to be bs when they got Aust passports and travelled back home for holidays
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I thought is was 804 boats.
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